Summary: Initially a great deal as a refurbished. But... upload the latest updates and "poof" your voice function disappears. This is well documented on the internet groups. Try reloading the original install disc and you get your voice features back, but...
Summary: I purchased the Go 510 because of the great reviews. I was a little dissapointed to find that my home address is not on the GPS map, like many other people this can be frustrating when the maps are not up to date! I have found many places not on the GPS map system, so TomTom get them updated!!!
Summary: Caveats abound with this mostly okay navigator. First, don't trust that it knows which restaurants and points of interest are still open or closed. Second, in areas with lots of recent road development, don't expect TomTom to be aware that what it thinks is farmland was just recently paved over.
Summary: I bought this after reading a lot of reviews, here and other websites. I wanted an easy to use GPS at a bargain price, I wanted sound, preferably a sexy british female voice, I wanted it to synch with my bluetooth phone too.
Summary: This GPS is really outdated, in my opinion, even with the lastest maps. It is too European and not North American, referring to Interstates as motorways. Very slow with entance and exit ramp directions. Not much voice response for directions. Had to stop often to "look" at screen.
Summary: My first GPS was a Garmin V that I bought 5 years ago. This was my comparison point. I bought the TomTom instead of Garmin C340 because it has a bigger screen and support different audio languages, but I decided to return the equipment after a week of use and claimed a refund.
Summary: This is the first GPS system i have used so i don't have anything to compare to. Testing it on known routes, it would have gotten me lost if i didn't already know where i was going. The audio turning prompts are way too early, you really have to watch the display.
A few nice points, but very dangerous due to bad maps.
2 February 2007
Summary: I bought this unit for my father. He doesn't speak English, and TomTom is the only unit that can give directions in the language he needs. The unit speaks 36 languages. Another nice point about TomTom is the large 4-inch screen, which is important to an older person.
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my trusted tom-tom 1 V4 and the vocal instructions are great. However i'm missing the ability to quickly toggle between fastest and shortest route (I often mix the 2) and I haven't found a text version of the route yet.
Summary: Recently purchased this device at the end of September. I generally like the product especially the live traffic update compared to my old Navman mio. However there is currently a software bug which prevents map share updates after one or more updates.